Murramarang ID #4 [SOLVED]

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HelloBirdy
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Murramarang ID #4 [SOLVED]

Sorry about the quality, i guess thats why i need help for this one. My thinking is it must be a striated thornbill... Would you agree?

Rick N
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Maybe Southern Emu Wren.

timrp
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I think Straited or Brown Thornbill.

Elsie
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Southern Emu Wren was the first bird I thought of when I saw that too smiley However, is the area right for them? And was the bird in a group of others the same? Or was it alone. Just wondering, incase you might have seen it/them more clearly, you might be able to call whether you think it was a wren or a thornbill smiley

HelloBirdy
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I got a glimpse of it before I clicked the shutter and thats when the brds decided to fly (as little birds do). I think I would have noticed something as distinctive as an emuwren's tail. And the pale throat seems to extend behind and above the eyes in my photo, which doesn't seem like the case with southern emuwrens. Unless you've spotted another bird in my photo wink

Ryu
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HelloBirdy
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I got this photo as well if it helps

Ryu
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Owl of Kedumba
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I would say this is another Brown Gerygone as there is no streaking (which would be quite heavy in Striated and Brown TB) and the colours are wrong for any thornbills. Southern Emu-wren is definitely out. The contrasting greyer face is the best distinguishing feature here. From different angles other features can be seen e.g. red eye and white in tail tip.

pacman
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+1 Brown Gerygone - for the reasons that OoK has stated

I assume that you were at Murramarang NP near Batemans Bay, NSW

I will attach a Jan '13 pic from Ourimbah NSW that looks like a cousin of your bird

Peter

vas
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+1 Brown Gerygone, the grey around the eyes and body colour pretty much matches well.

HelloBirdy
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I guess its a Brown Geygone then, other brown gerygones were seen there too. Thanks to all who responded. Btw, Lovely photo, Vas

Ryu
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Owl of Kedumba
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Listen for their incessant call as its really prevalent when they're breeding (though not so much at this time of year). It's call gives rise to the name "which-is-it" bird.

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